Chris Weidman Will Need a “Catchweight of Some Sort”, if he Fights Anytime Soon
By FCF Staff
Chris Weidman’s next opponent is up in the air, and the former middleweight champ says the weight for his next fight is too.
Weidman was supposed to face Jack Hermansson in a 185-pound fight on May 2nd, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the latter is stranded in Europe. Further, recently the UFC announced it was postponing all upcoming cards as a result of the pandemic,
The 35-year-old continues to train out his home in New York. But, since Weidman can’t train with anyone else or at a gym, he recently told MMA Fighting this.
“I’m not going to be able to make 185 [pounds]. If I make 185 right now, I’m going to kill myself,” Weidman said. “I’m training in a cold basement. I’ve got no partners, no coaching, no help. Once we get down there, there’s a lot of unanswered questions. How am I making weight? Do I have a treadmill in my room? What am I doing? Am I going on a treadmill with other people on them? There’s just so many unanswered questions.
“I know a lot of guys are doing a catchweight, so if I’m going to do this, I’d need a catchweight of some sort. Otherwise it’s just worth doing that to myself because I’ve done it before earlier in my career. I know I’ll make the weight but it’s not worth putting my health at risk with not too many people around to help me out.”
Weidman (14-5) is coming off a first-round, stoppage loss to light-heavyweight contender Dominick Reyes in October.